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Gooey Dark Chocolate Cake

A decadently indulgent gluten free dessert that is easy to prepare and will always impress your guests. We love this rich dark chocolate cake, and by rich we mean RICH. Enjoy warm or wait for it to set, it’s your choice but we find serving it warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh cream is…

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Roasted Tomato & Pesto Tagliatelle

We had a huge glut of tomatoes to use up so we chopped them up, mixed with olive oil and some bashed up garlic cloves and left them in the oven at 150C for around 3 hours. The longer you leave them, the more concentrated the flavour. We took a large pan of boiling water…

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Apple & Cavolo Nero Salad

A summer salad classic. Serve with grilled fish or meat for a fresh and zingy side.   I N G R E D I E N T S ½ head Savoy cabbage, really thinly sliced 7-8 cavolo nero leaves, really thinly sliced 1 Granny Smith apple, julienne sliced (instructions) 4 spring onions, really thinly sliced…

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Oven Baked Salmon With Mustard & Dill Sauce

We’ve been using the Gaggenau oven setting “Grilling with hot air” to cook fish lately and it works so well. We crank the temperature up to 200C and it cooks the fish hot and fast to get the tops really crispy. Any time we cook salmon, we always rub with olive oil and season really…

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Baked Thai Curry

This is the absolute best thing to make if you’ve got friends coming over and need a quick, easy and impressive recipe that tastes absolutely amazing! I N G R E D I E N T S 8 x chicken thighs with skin on 150g Thai red curry paste 400ml coconut milk 250ml chicken stock…

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The Long Room at Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place is an 18th-century country house; picturesque, memorable, resplendent. Purchased by Gerald Chan over 20 years ago, the lengthy, thoughtful and ultimately all-encompassing renovation now provides 44 guest suites, two restaurants, spa facilities and an underground cinema. This historic and elegant Georgian house dating back to 1790 is nestled at the heart of a…

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Q&A with Concept8 Architects

We were delighted to work with Concept8 Architects on a recent project in Cobham and were so impressed with their imaginative, original and creative approach to architectural design. Mufajel Chowdury set up Concept8 in 2006 and has been specialising in residential architecture of all scales since. We caught up with Mufajel for this Q&A: When…

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Tuscan Sausage & Cavolo Nero Gnocchi

Like so many of the recipes we share on the H|M blog, this one can be adapted to whatever you have in the fridge and great for using up leftover veggies about to expire. Often we find these are the most delicious lunches! We had a big bunch of cavolo nero in the fridge and…

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Q & A with Polly Wilkinson

Pollyanna Wilkinson Garden Design

We are huge fans of Polly Wilkinson at H|M and love to follow her brilliant insights into garden design via her instagram account where she engages with a loyal following of garden enthusiasts covering everything from what bees need in a garden to advice on choosing limestone vs porcelain for outdoor flooring. We were thrilled…

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Asian style greens

Fast & Healthy

This is the easiest way to serve up some delicious greens and so fast! We steam the greens in the Gaggenau combi-steam oven, they only take a few minutes. While the veggies are steaming, toast some sesame seeds in a small pan until brown. Be sure not to overcook the greens, you want them vibrant…

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Vietnamese style green salad

This is the best salad to serve with the Vietnamese grilled chicken recipe (find it here). It’s fresh, light and so delicious – perfect for a quick supper or light lunch. I N G R E D I E N T S 2 tbsp fish sauce 2 tbsp honey 3 tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed…

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Summer River House at Oakley Court

Summer River House is one of the latest offerings from the Soho House Group. The global spread of Soho Houses over recent years is phenomenal but this all started over 25 years ago with an opportunity and a simple idea. The first Soho House on London’s Greek Street in 1995, when founder Nick Jones was…

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Berkeley oak bespoke dog bed

If you follow H|M on social media you’ll know we love our four legged friends and for so many of our clients their pets are a huge part of their daily lives. We think it’s important to consider all aspects of a functioning home when designing our projects, and having a designated area for pets…

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Vietnamese style grilled chicken

This grilled chicken dish packs a flavour punch! A must try for a summer evening – serve with this cabbage salad for a light lunch or supper. I N G R E D I E N T S 1 kg chicken thighs, boneless and skinless (we use these) 2 tbsp light olive oil 2 tbsp…

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Havisham Counter Stools

We certainly subscribe to the theory that comfort is the ultimate luxury and that’s why the first 3 prototypes of the Havisham counter stool were sent back for additional padding. After many rounds of alterations and tweaks, we are so happy with the design of these stools because not only do they suit our kitchens…

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Teriyaki Aubergine & Asparagus Rice

A great vegan dish for lunch or dinner, this serves two very well as a main course. You could use any veggies instead of the asparagus if no longer in season. I N G R E D I E N T S 2 tbsp light olive oil 3 aubergines Bunch asparagus (or other veggies if…

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RBWA

A very special HM Kitchen

Like many in the world of interiors we at H|M are fortunate to be thriving at what is an exceptionally busy time. However, this is not the case for everyone and over the last year and a half we have observed how the pandemic has disproportionately affected many people. In particular, those who were already struggling…

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HUŎ

Chelsea

Located on Park Walk, HUŎ bar & restaurant is opening in June 2021 and will showcase a menu of clean, fresh and healthy Asian food encompassing carefully selected dishes from around China and Southeast Asia, all prepared from scratch using traditional Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean disciplines. The immediate vicinity of Park Walk SW10 was…

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Books On The Hill

St. Albans

If you’ve visited our H|M showroom in St. Albans, you may well have called into or spotted Books On The Hill which is located at No. 1 Holywell Hill (a few doors up from us). Books On The Hill is an independent family-run bookshop that opened back in November 2019. Since then we have loved…

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Double Red Duke

The Double Red Duke is a 19-bedroom, 17th-century hotel in Clanfield, Oxfordshire launched by Sam and Georgie Pearman. This beautifully renovated Cotswolds retreat showcases the best of brilliant British craftspeople, artisans and companies. If you recognise the Pearman name it may be because they relaunched the 26 bedroom Talbot Hotel in Malton, North Yorkshire which…

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Anya Hindmarch

The Village

In a year when many brands are struggling to justify their bricks and mortar stores over e-commerce in the restricted post-pandemic world, it’s extraordinarily inspiring to see that Anya Hindmarch has launched not just a new shop, but an entire village dedicated to her eponymous fashion brand. The Village, launched on 17 May, is one of…

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Lake District Project

HM x Katharine Pooley

In the heart of the Lake District lies the sleepy village of Elterwater, situated at the foot of the Great and Little Langdale valleys and beside its namesake; Lake Elter Water (The Lake of the Swans). The village is flanked by bracken-clad heathland and nestled against the magnificent backdrop of the Langdale Pikes. The serenity…

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Weekend Brunch

Pantechnicon Rooftop

With lockdown lifting, it’s time to start exploring and the Pantechnicon on Motcomb Street is an excellent place to start.  A historic 5 storey building devoted to Nordic and Japanese restaurants and shopping as well as a series of workshops and experiences; this is a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship. The ground floor features Café…

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Grilled Chicken, Tomato & Artichoke Orzo

We love a good mid-week super quick, super tasty recipe and this one totally fits the bill. The ingredients are all easily sourced and can be substituted with whatever you like. The dressing is what makes this absolutely amazing but if you don’t have the ingredients or don’t have time it is fine without. I…

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Chiswick Project

We were delighted to work on the renovation of this Grade II listed exceptional home located in the heart of beautiful Chiswick, west London. The stage at which Humphrey Munson comes into a project varies; sometimes it’s pre-planning, sometimes it’s post tender, but this project was pre-purchase! Around 3 years ago, our Creative Director, Louisa…

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Fresh & Zingy Salmon

This is a great recipe to serve for lunch or a light supper at this time of year – it’s fresh, zingy and packed with flavour. Serve with steamed white basmati & wild rice. If you can’t get a half side of salmon, you can do the same with fillets just reduce the cooking time.…

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HM Jute Bag

We were going wait until the new e-commerce section of the H|M website was ready but we have had so many messages and phone calls about these jute bags; we’ve decided to do a pre-release and facilitate ordering via the office instead. The natural luxury jute bag is perfect for a quick dash to the…

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Lobster Mac and Cheese - Humphrey Munson Blog

Lobster & Tarragon

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

For the ultimate combination in luxury and comfort during this lockdown, we have reached into the archives to share this recipe for lobster and tarragon mac and cheese. As flavour pairings go, lobster and tarragon is a classic combination. If you want to order lobster online for home delivery, we really recommend Fish for Thought…

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The Wild Rabbit At Home

Nationwide Delivery

The Wild Rabbit is a cosy modern British inn set in the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds serving locally sourced, seasonal food in a relaxed, welcoming setting. Nathan Eades had been the mastermind behind the menu at The White Rabbit since December 2017 and we are very excited to share that you can now experience…

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How to plan an outdoor kitchen

At Humphrey Munson we are definitely seeing a rise in the demand for outdoor kitchens. We don’t have to be the ones to tell you that the world has gotten even crazier than normal over the past year so the luxury of retreating to the sanctuary of the home has never been more appealing. As…

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